A wonderful hiking area:The Kitzbühel Alps region extends between the Chiemgau Alps in the north and the Kaiser mountains in the south. Flat terrain, hikes past idyllic mountain lakes and summits are there just waiting to be tackled: The many signposted hiking routes take you along dreamy routes and on various difficulty levels.
Special features of a hiking holiday in the Hohe Salve region:
- Hiking paths: Over 90 hiking routes
- Difficulty levels: Tours of all difficulty levels – from easy to moderate and hard
- Recovery: A large selection of managed Alpine lodges and inns in the hiking area
- Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card: This guest card includes use of 36 summer cable cars in the Kitzbühel Alps
We also bring our Move & mountain guides on tours. The hotel’s own running and Nordic Walking route with its fitness course is ideal for starting out slowly and building progress every day. And the G'sundheitsbründlwegstarts from the hotel doorstep too. This easy hike takes you around the lovely town of Hopfgarten, providing a wonderful view to the mountains. Would you like to enjoy a unique summit tour across lush Alpine pastures, with the sounds of the wild river always within earshot? Head up to the Schafsiedel!
We are happy to provide you with all tour tips at Reception.
Impressive cliffs. Breath-taking views. Panoramic paths. The Brixental region is one of the loveliest hiking areas in the heart of Tyrol. A variety-packed and fascinating landscape welcomes you here, which is especially good for exploring on foot. From pleasure-oriented hiking to snow-shoe hiking to trail running – during a hiking holiday in the Brixental region, keen mountaineers will find their happiness, just as much as families with children will too.
Experience your very own mountain balance during an unforgettable hiking and mountaineering holiday in Das Hohe Salve Sportresort.
When hikers see the mountains in Tyrol, their legs start twitching. Then there’s nothing for it but to head up high! The variety-packed hiking area that is the Kitzbühel Alps entices with over 2500 kilometres of signposted paths and routes right up to 2500 metres!
The Hopfgarten gondola right next to the Hohe Salve Sportresort takes you into the mountains in Wilder Kaiser-Brixental in no time at all.
When hikers see the Tyrolean mountains, they get itchy feet. So there's nothing more to do than get out and get climbing! The diverse hiking region of the Kitzbühel Alps beckons, with over 2,500 kilometres of marked hiking trails and routes up to 2,500 metres above sea level!
With the Hopfgarten cable car right next to Das Hohe Salve Sportresort, you can reach the mountain playground of BergWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental in no time. Top Tip: buy a Kitzbüheler Alpen Sommer Card and use all 36 summer cable cars in the Kitzbühel Alps – for never-ending mountains!
You can also take our Move & Relax mountain guides on tour. Our very own running and Nordic walking trail with exercise equipment stations is ideal for taking it step by step and making progress every day. And the Gsundheitsbründlweg walking trail starts in front of the hotel. This easy walking trail leads you round the beautiful Hopfgarten area, with a wonderful view of the mountains.
Fancy a unique summit tour across lush meadows, with the constant babble of mountain streams in your ear? Then take a hike up the Schafsiedel! It has an elevation gain of around 1,144 metres and a drop of around 1,378 metres – get going early, take plenty of water and remember to pack your swimming costume so you can make the most of the three dreamy Wildalmsee lakes up top.
You can get lots more route ideas from us at reception. Keep your fingers crossed for us that we soon get our “Wandergastgeber” certification, the mark of a good hiking hotel. We have already submitted our application and are now just waiting to hear. Hopfgarten itself has long been distinguished as a “Wanderort” – a place you just have to go hiking.
Our hiking highlight: The G'sundheitsbründlweg right at Das Hohe Salve, reveals an idyllic side to Hopfgarten. The "G'sundheitsbründlweg” takes its name from a small fountain with crystal-clear water. This will give you energy for the rest of your journey and provides some well-earned refreshment. The circular hiking path proceed right through the forest and takes around 1 hour to walk.
You will come across a wide range of training stations there: including the Balance Park, where all the family can test their balance skills. Or the pull-up and press-up station, where you get to work on your strength. There are also comfortable benches and loungers for you to enjoy a shorter or >more lengthy rest break. The wonderfully set-up areas at viewpoints show-off our surroundings and create perfect photo spots.
What makes the hiking path special is not just the various stations, but also the many access points. You also get to go at your own pace, setting the speed and intensity yourself.
The KAT Walk – Kitzbühel Alps Trail – is a multi-day hike. Within five to six days you get to explore the variety-packed stages of this long-distance hiking route. KAT Walk takes you along picturesque Alpine pastures via the Kitzbüheler Horn up to wonderful Pillersee.
Inspiring views await visitors during a summit tour to the Schafsiedel. Some 1144 metres ascent and 1378 metres descent – so you ought to set out early, bring plenty of water with you and pack your swim togs. After all, on the route to the top there are three dreamy Wildalmseen. A detour to Aleitenspitze, some 500m away, is possible too.
Scale the Hohe Salve: Hike to the Hohe Salve and to the highest
pilgrimage church in Austria.
- We take the Salvenbahn from Hopfgarten up to the intermediate station at 1157 metres. From there, we follow the "Rigi, Hohe Salve” signposts. Continuing on a steep forested path in several sharp twists and turns through the ski area – up to the summit of the Hohe Salve and the pilgrimage church and mountain inn.
- On the south-east side of the Hohe Salve summit the descent to "Filzalmsee/Brixen" begins on a hiking path which proceeds down to beautiful Salvensee . On this path you always hiking downhill, following the "Filzalmsee, Brixen" signposts.
- Now you can either head back into the valley by gondola, heading to our destination Brixen im Thale or continue on foot, following the "Hof, Brixen im Thale” signposts.
From Wörgl to Möslalm: Hiking route with unique views to the Inntal and the well-known town of Wörgl. Torhelm from Tiefentalalm: Easy ascent via beautiful Alpine terrain. Having arrived at the summit, a breath-taking panorama from the Großglockner and Großvenediger across the Zillertal Alps to the Karwendel awaits visitors.
Möslalm circular hike: You hike to the Möslalm across dreamy mountain meadows. On the route there are plenty of refreshment stop options available and highlights in the picturesque natural surroundings in Brixental. The route back to the Resort proceeds via the forest road.
It's as if Tyrol were made for a hiking holiday. Numerous, traditional inns make the charm of the region palpable. Delicious regional foods and a real sense of Alpine exhilaration await you here. When the weather is not great, the inns provide shelter, and when the sun is shining, the loveliest of views.
And if after a long hike up the mountain you don’t feel like hiking back down again – then you can just make use of one of the many cable cars and gondolas. They will take you safely to the surrounding summits or at quick pace back into the valley again.
Guided hikes and the summer cable cars around the Sportresort make a holiday an unforgettable adventure for all ages.
The region around the Hohe Salve Sportresort offers more than 200 signposted hiking paths – in a wide variety of difficulty levels. Among the most popular hiking routes in the Kitzbühel Alps are:
- KAT Walk: A multi-day tour on the Kitzbühel Alps Trail
- Wilder Kaiser – Circular hike & Via ferrata
- The hiking paths to the Schafsiedel
- Hohe Salve hikes
You can hike around the impressive Kaiser mountains while on wonderful day tours, or on an interconnected route spanning several days. Accompanied by traditional Alpine inns serving hearty meals, the variety-packed hiking stages are fantastic with their multifariousness. The five-day hike around the Wilder Kaiser is one of the loveliest multi-day tours in all of Austria:
- The tour starts at Goinger swimming lake.
- The route proceeds along the Adlerweg via Gruttenhütte to Hintersteiner See.
- The hike continues from Kaindlhütte to the Stripsenjoch.
- Then the Feldberg proceeds down into Kaiserbachtal.
- The route then heads back to Going via the Schleier Waterfall.
The following trails are among the most popular via ferratas around Das Hohe Salve Sportresort:
- Ellmauer Halt
- Marokka via ferrata
- From Brünnsteinhaus to the Brünnstein summit
- Klamml via ferrata
- Ascent to Brünnsteinhaus
- Stripsenjoch via ferrata
- Panorama via ferrata Himmel & Henne
Other activities for your summer holiday in Brixental, Tyrol: